Voice of the Fuddled writes:
Once look at the crowd gathered at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in NYC will convince you…
Something big is happening.
For a long time now, we’ve been dealing with the status quo, desperately trying to bring attention to the many wrongs in the church that need changing, frustrated by the slow pace of progress. But now, things have changed.
How much have things changed? Well, just read the signs held by those in the crowd who gathered in support of Catholic sisters in NYC this weekend: “Pope, Stop Bullying the Nuns,” “Let Nuns Lead,” “Bishops Clean up Your Own House,” “Freedom of Speech,” “We are all Nuns,” “Investigate the Vatican, Not the Sisters or the Girl Scouts,” “Occupy Catholicism.” Clearly, a large majority
of Catholics are fed up with the Vatican and its recent actions. Those of us who have been working for change are not alone. The tides are turning!
The action against the nuns is just one in a long list of recent punitive actions and perplexing behavior shown by the hierarchy. The Vatican has “silenced” six Irish priests who were calling for reform there. The bishops in the U.S. even want to investigate a non-Catholic organization–the Girl Scouts–because they don’t like who they associate with. Is it any wonder so many Catholics feel the aim of the hierarchy is to drive away Catholics rather than welcome the faithful?
VOTF is working to change this, and we’re not going away! Help us remain steady and stronger than ever by lending you time, energy and ideas. And, if you have not already done so, please help us spread the word by making a donation to the VOTF Fiscal Year End Appeal today. On this, the last day of our Fiscal Year, your donation will go directly into our year end to help us close our funding gap and start the new year in a position of strength. Please donate online or mail your donation today to: VOTF, PO Box 423, Newton, MA 02464. And, for those who’ve already given, thank you so much!
With some 30,000 members across the US and internationally, Voice of the Faithful is making a major impact. The VOTF 10-year conference is planned for this coming September, and we have significant progress to report on initiatives that address a broad array of reforms from the Women’s Initiative to Financial Accountability. We are making every day count with your help.
You are the voice, and we are your instrument.
Um, I went to their Facebook page and found the biggest crowd shot I could find. If that’s large (and how many of those people are just pedestrians?) then I’m a Hottentot.
I did find stuff like this too:
Voice of the Faithful is a classic example of what happens when you are against something but have no idea what you are for. They started as a visceral reaction to the abuse scandal. But having no idea what the Church is or what it teaches beyond a few nostrums about niceness, secular social issues and Mass as family meal picked up in CCD 35 year ago, it almost instantly devolved into a clearing house for every leftist nostrum and bird-brained catchphrase about Liberte, Egalite et Sororite shallow progressives had picked up from wherever. Now it’s just aging geezer reliving all the stupid ideas that did so much to foster the chaos in the Church that led to the abuse crisis in the first place. Some people have lived 43 years since Woodstock. Others have just lived Woodstock 43 times.
Voice of the Faithful: Home of Woodstockholm Syndrome.